Weber State vs. Idaho State - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (5-6) at Weber State Wildcats (7-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Dee Events Center)
The Line: Weber State Wildcats -8.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
TV: PLUTO TV
Out at Dee Events Center on Saturday, the Idaho State Bengals and the Weber State Wildcats will be matching up in college basketball activity.
The Bengals enter this game with a 5-6 record overall. Idaho State had a four-game win streak snapped by BYU but bagged a win in their last outing versus CSU Northridge. In that one, the Bengals’ top scorer was Brandon Boyd with 19 points.
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Heading up the stat sheet for Idaho State is Jared Stutzman with 12.9 PPG in eight games. Also in double-figures for the Bengals are Balint Mocsan (12.3 PPG), Boyd (10.5 PPG) and Geno Luzcando (10.2 PPG).
Over on the Weber State side, they’re sitting at 7-5 on the year. The Wildcats have won their last three games, most recently against Presentation College. In that one, Weber State guards Jerrick Harding and Ryan Richardson each had 16 points.
Harding leads the Wildcats in scoring this year on 20.7 PPG, and Brekkott Chapman is second with 14.0 PPG in eight games. Also in the double-digit club for the Wildcats are Richardson (13.1 PPG and Zach Braxton (11.4 PPG).
The Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win and 4-0 ATS in their last four overall. Idaho State is also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 versus Big Sky.
Meanwhile, Weber State is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 overall. The Wildcats are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 versus Big Sky.
After stumbling to an 0-5 start, Idaho State has turned it up lately with five wins in their last six games. Overall, the Bengals have been scoring pretty well and their defense has been solid also. Weber State is something of a tall order, but I think Idaho State can hang around here and cover.